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Augustana Teaching Museum of Art

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Centennial Hall gallery, Augustana Teaching Museum of Art
Centennial Hall gallery

The museum is closed in summer except by appointment. Call 309-794-7400 or email for more information.

The museum will re-open at beginning of fall term 2018. 

2018-2019 exhibitions and events

All events take place in the Centennial Hall Galleries. Museum admission and events are free.


Mark Hansen, Eight Dozen Eight
Mark Hansen, Eight Dozen Eight, 2011, Acrylic and oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist. Hansen is a 2000 alumnus who earned his master's in painting from Northern Illinois University.

Five Alumni: Continuing to Create

Aug. 24-Oct. 27

This exhibition features recent work by five alumni artists invited by the art department. The artists are Audrey Brown ‘92, Mark Hansen ‘00, justin carl hurty ‘05, Drew Starenko ‘83, and John Vande Walle ‘06.

Three free events will be held in conjunction with the exhibition in Centennial Hall.

An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 24. There will be a reception and artists' roundtable at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1. And at 7 p.m. Oct. 2, hurty will offer a performance.

“Viewing the work these artists have created in the years since graduating offers an invaluable learning opportunity for our current art, art history, and graphic design students,” said Rowen Schusshem-Anderson, professor of art and graphic design at Augustana.

“The range and reach of these visual artists, and their diverse viewpoints, will reveal a distinctive body of work that represents some of the most innovative art in the region and beyond.”


Sven “X-ET” Erixson, Engelbrekt’s Death
Sven “X-ET” Erixson, Engelbrekt’s Death, 1942, Lithograph. Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, Sam and Ann Charters Collection, 2013.18.39.

Världen är liten/The World is Small. Modern Swedish and Swedish American Works

Nov. 16-Feb. 9

This exhibition highlights works in the collections by Swedish and Swedish-American artists whose practice brought them into conversation with Parisian Modernism.

The opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 16.

The exhibit is in partnership with the Figge Art Museum’s exhibition of "French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950," and is supported, in part, by a grant from the Swedish Council of America. "French Moderns" will be on view at the Davenport museum from Oct. 9-Jan. 6.


Nampeyo, likely painted by Fannie Lesou Polacca Nampeyo, Large Polychrome Olla, c. 1921, Ceramic, hand coiled, traditional open pit fired. Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, The Olson-Brandelle North American Indian Art Collection, 2005.1.35.

Indigenizing the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art

March 8-30

This co-curated, collaborative exhibition reconsiders the ways that works by Native American artists are displayed, making space and creating opportunities for more indigenous voices in telling the stories of the objects and the cultures in which they were created.

The opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. March 8.

Brianna Jepson
Viewers look at the work of senior Brianna Jepson at the 2018 Celebration of Learning.

2019 Senior Art Exhibition

April 12-May 11

This exhibition features the Senior Inquiry projects of the Class of 2019 graphic design and studio art majors.

A closing reception will be held from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m May 19.

Romare Bearden, Sorcerer’s Village
Romare Bearden, Sorcerer’s Village, 1972, Color screenprint. Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, Paul A. Anderson Chair in the Arts Collection Purchase, 2001.26.

Ongoing: Permanent Collection Gallery

The Permanent Collection Gallery on the lower level of Centennial Hall will be open throughout 2018-2019 academic year, featuring works from the museum's collections chosen by the faculty to deepen student learning. 


During the academic year, noon-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, except by appointment.

Call 309-794-7400 or email for more information.


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